We invite you to join us in recognizing Child Abuse Prevention Month during April!
The future success of our state relies on the healthy growth and development of all children. When we work together to ensure their healthy development, the next generation pays it back through a lifetime of productivity and responsible citizenship. With the support of engaged communities and nurturing families, all children can thrive and have the opportunity to grow into contributing, caring, and healthy adults.
♦ Post Your Pinwheel - Fyler encouraging others to share photos of pinwheels on social media.
♦ Child Abuse Prevention Month Proclamation - Download and create one for your town or city.
♦ Recognizing and Responding to Abuse and Neglect - Information about the effects of child abuse and neglect, what to do when you suspect child maltreatment, and links to information about DSS' Multiple Response System.
♦ Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Study - The ACE Study findings suggest that ACEs are major risk factors for the leading causes of illness, death and poor quality of life.
♦ Pinwheel Activities for Families - Downloadable coloring sheets, instructions for making your own pinwheels, and resources about the importance of playing with children.
♦ Photo and video consent & release form - Print and have everyone in your photos (parents of children 18 & under) and the photographer sign the form.
Public Service Announcements
Photo & Video Consent Form
Letters to the Editor